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. figures for 2012 show some 800 reported incidents. many of the cases stemmed from a scandal at lackland air force base near san antonio. an investigation there found 32 instructors allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with nearly 60 female service members. at a house hearing, the air force chief of staff general mark welsh called the numbers appalling. >> there is no way we can allow this to happen again. the air force goal for sexual assault is not simply to lower the number. the goal is zero. it's the only acceptable objective. the impact on every victim, their family, their friends, the other people in their unit is heartwrenching. and attacking this cancer is a full-time job and we are giving it our full attention. so far, six training instructors from lackland have been convicted on charges ranging from adultery to rape. nine others are facing courts- martial. 15 more instructors are still under investigation. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu began trying today to form a new governing coalition, after a weaker-than-expected showing in tuesday's elections. near-final tota
is in charge of the investigation of though sex assault scandal. lackland is a training environment, you cannot have a consensual sexual relationship. power is absolute. over 50 students involved in cases with their instructors ranging from rape to -- to sexual assault to sexual misconduct over 20 instructors implicated in these crimes, and really an awful case. the thing that we have to remember is that lackland is not a unique place in that these cases are happening every single day in every branch of the military. we know that because we get calls every day from service women and service men who are being assaulted and harasses and do not feel safe in their units. >> jennifer: and part of the way you can start to get at some of it is by having equality inside of military ranks, and that means promotions and having women in leadership roles, so today's news is really great, i think for women and our country. thank you so much for joining us inside of "the war room." coming up a few weeks from now, hillary clinton will go from being secretary of state to a new role
face allegations of rape and other assaults involving 59 trainees at the lackland air base in texas. officials and victims are expected to testify. jackie speier was the first to call for such a hearing. >>> classes will resume today at a community college in texas. three people are recovering from a shooting at lone star college near houston yesterday. witnesses say two men were arguing in a courtyard outside the library. one of them pulled a gun and shot the other. that sent everyone in the area diving for cover. >> we couldn't actually hear what they were arguing about, but we could hear them arguing. the shooter actually, you know, wanted, you know, he said, uhm, i don't want to fight you. i'm not trying to go to jail. and he actually turned away from the situation. but whatever ticked him off, whatever they said, turned around, got it out of his backpack and just started shooting. >> a maintenance man was also hit. the target of the shooting is in critical condition now. police say the accused gunman accidentally shot himself in the leg
and other assaults involving 59 trainees at the lackland air force base in texas. top officials and victims are expected to testify. san mateo congresswoman jackie speier was the first to call for the hearing. >>> switching gears now, 5:07, let's get another check on the weather. >> it's all about change. rain is coming, right? >> yeah. we had that nice midseason dry spell but now looks like that's about to change as we have some storm clouds moving into the bay area now. mostly cloudy skies. not as cold this morning. no freezing temperatures to speak of. and yes, our high-def doppler radar is picking up raindrops most of that off the coastline so far although we have seen a few light showers in the north bay but i think throughout the day today this is going to push further east and make its way across the bay area bringing with it some scattered light showers. you can see on our satellite image all the moisture off the coastline and the low is off the coast. we'll wait until that pushes offshore later on. in the meantime, temperatures not
from the house armed services committee on alleged sexual conduct at lackland air force base and c-span 3, a news conference with nancy pelosi earlier today on re-introducing the violence against women act. all of that starting at 8:00 on the c-span networks. we'll take you to a briefing with john boehner after the passage of a bill that temporarily suspends the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling through mid-may. it passed in the house of 285-144. briefing is about 15 minutes. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> good afternoon everyone. with the passage of this bill today, it's pretty clear that we are sending a message to the democrat-controlled senate, it's time to do your job. the principle is pretty simple. no budget, no pay. american families have to do a budget and they understand you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. we're committed to doing a budget on the house side, a budget that will balance over the next 10 years. it's time for the senate and the president to show the american peop
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